Sciatica is when a patient is suffering from impingement or pressure on the nerve which causes pain to go down the extremities, oftentimes to the foot. This can be caused by a herniated disc. It can be caused by spinal stenosis, which is a tightening of the spinal canal. It can be caused by a spondylolisthesis, which is the slip of one vertebra on another. Or pretty much anything that puts pressure on a nerve that causes pain down the leg.
Common symptoms of sciatica include:
Sciatica usually affects only one side of the lower body. Often, the pain extends from the lower back all the way through the back of the thigh and down through the leg. Depending on where the sciatic nerve is affected, the pain may also extend to the foot or toes.
For some people, the pain from sciatica can be severe and debilitating. For others, the sciatica pain might be infrequent and irritating, but has the potential to get worse.
Seek immediate medical attention if you have progressive lower extremity weakness, numbness in the upper thighs, and/or loss of bladder or bowel control.
Sciatica is caused by irritation of the root(s) of the lower lumbar and lumbosacral spine.
Additional common causes of sciatica include:
Other things that may make your back pain worse include being overweight, not exercising regularly, wearing high heels, or sleeping on a mattress that is too soft
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